James R. Ferguson is an Associate Professor of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering at Boise State University. His field of research is heat transfer and fluid mechanics, particularly internal flow heat transfer. Prof. Ferguson has had 12 years of industrial experience prior to his appointment at Boise State University in 1996. Ten of those years were at ABB Power Generation in Switzerland where he worked on gas turbine cooling problems. At Boise State University he has supervised undergraduates and graduate students in research projects resulting in award winning ASME Regional Old Guard Oral and Poster presentations. In addition, he has placed Boise State engineering students as interns with ABB or Alstom since his appointment. He is currently supervising two masters level projects involving inverse methods in heat transfer and mixed convection cooling.